Hello there, I've been looking around the web since 1 week to replace my 5y old laptop and decided the Surface pro 3 will best suit my needs. However, I still have some questions to answer before making my decision. First the i3 proc. I can't figure out if an i3 is enough and 4gb memory. I don't play video games, I mainly do Word, Powerpoint and Excel (sometimes with big sheets for financial analysis). I often watch 1080p (or more) movies. Sometimes, as a photograph amateur, I post-process my RAW photos (but not heavy ones, 20,2MP from the Sony RX100). I use Lightroom and I wish I could have the job done smoothly but I am ready for some compromises. After many researches, it seems that the i3 is okay for that usage but I wish someone could confirm that. My main concern is the storage. Nowadays, I do not feel like having a lot of storage is necessary on a computer. With the improvement of Cloud storage, External HDD up to 2to and so on, I think the computer should only welcome some basics programs and the rest should be stored away. Once Windows 8.1 is installed, only 36gb are remaining. Then, If you install some programs (Lightroom, Antivirus, Office suite, iTunes, Chrome, etc.) and Apps (Facebook, TED talks, Mint, etc.) you might have something like 20gb left. In the end, it doesn't make much and I am scared that future Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 updates will complete the remaining storage quite fast. Does anyone have some feedback on the i3 storage capacity and usage to provide to complete my decision ? My student status has been accepted by Microsoft so I am only 1 click away from getting it ! I am really thankful for your feedback and hope this post will help others to make their choice.